Tesco renews RSU contract with XPO Logistics for five years


Tesco, a UK based supermarket chain, announced that it has renewed its contract with XPO Logistics for the management of 12 Recycling Service Units (RSUs) throughout the UK and Ireland, along with the maintenance of its loose equipment fleet.

XPO Logistics claims that the renewal reflects its experience in reverse logistics, the sophistication of its returns management IT systems and its existing synergies with Tesco’s recycling operations.

Established in 1995, the RSU network handles all loose equipment and packaging waste from more than 2,700 Tesco stores in the UK and Ireland. Assets are backhauled on Tesco and its suppliers’ store delivery vehicles to the RSUs, the majority of which are co-located with Tesco’s distribution facilities. Employing around 700 people, the operation currently handles around 17,500 returning vehicles each week.

Under the maintenance contract, XPO Logistics is also responsible for the servicing and maintenance of more than a million roll cages, as well as trays and dollies, helping to ensure longevity of assets, optimum availability and reduced replacement costs.

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